Study skills online

Explore the online resources below to find out further information about skills related to your academic work, including hints, tips, videos, templates and downloads. 


University study

Explore the following resources to support you in making a successful transition to university study.

New to Sheffield

Independent study

Lectures and seminars

Imposter syndrome

Using digital learning tools (a Digital Learning resource)

Your Library Essentials

Everyday skills

Explore the following resources to help you get the most out of your degree programme.

Time management

Reading techniques

Note taking

Critical thinking

Mind mapping

Reflective practice

Learning online

Digital lecture capture


Explore the following resources to refine your approach to academic writing.

Academic writing overview

Essay structure and planning

Developing an academic argument

Scientific and lab report writing

Formatting your assignments


Referencing (a University of Sheffield Library resource)


Explore the following resources for all levels of maths abilities from basic to advanced.

Maths and Statistics Help (MASH)

Maths workshops

Maths online resources

Maths anxiety workshops

Numerical reasoning workshops


Explore the following resources for all levels of statistics abilities from basic to advanced.

Maths and Statistics Help (MASH)

Statistics workshops

Statistics online resources


Explore the following resources to help you perform across a range of assessment types.

Exam technique

Exam revision

Online assessments

Making the most of feedback

Managing failure

Revising for resits

Mental wellbeing 


Explore the following resources to support your verbal and written communication skills.

Group work and collaboration

Online group work

Presentation skills

Presenting online

Poster presentations

Online communication

Writing for a lay audience



Explore the following resources to support all stages of the research process.

How to write a Research Proposal

Dissertation planning

Writing a Literature Review

Research methods

Student research hub

Research and critical thinking (a University of Sheffield Library resource) 

Academic wellbeing

Explore the following resources and contacts to support your academic well-being throughout your studies.

Academic skills for wellbeing

Student wellbeing service

Student Mental Health, Counselling and Therapies Service

We are constantly working to improve and add to these resources. If you have any suggestions or feedback, let us know.

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Summer Research Skills Programme, 12 June - 14 July

Are you working on a dissertation or research project this summer? The Summer Research Skills Programme offers workshops that will help you through every step of the process. 

Delivered by 301 Academic Skills Centre, The University Library and the Careers Service, you'll have opportunities to plan your projects, develop your research skills and explore dissemination techniques. 

Booking of online and face-to-face workshops is advised to avoid disappointment. (current students only)

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